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2022-2023 North Central Preview


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Team: North Central College
Head Coach: Zach Cook
Years at School as Head Coach: 1st
Assistant Coaches: Joe Norton, Grant Zamin, Dan Schiferl, Mike Bikulcius, Emonte Logan, Brandon Precin, Josh Tardy, Matt Marcotte

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2021-22 Dual Meet Record: 13-3

2022 NCAA Qualifiers & Placewinners:
133 Robbie Precin 1st
141 Javen Estrada
149 Alex Villar 4th
197 Cody Baldridge 1st
285 Robby Bates 6th

Returning NCAA Qualifiers, NCAA All-Americans, and NWCA Placewinners:
2022 NCAA qualifiers/All-Americans: Robbie Precin, Javen Estrada, Alex Villar, Robby Bates
2021 NWCA placewinners: Brad Rosen, Cole Cervantes, Brock Montford

Top Returning Starters:
Robbie Precin, 2022 undefeated National Champ, 3x AA
Brad Rosen, 2021 NWCA AA
Javen Estrada, 2022 National Qualifier
Alex Villar, 2022 AA
Cole Cervantes, 2021 NWCA AA
Payton Geigner, 2022 LMW Regional Placer
Joey Jens, 2022 LMW Regional Placer
Mateen Taylor, 2022 LMW Regional Placer
Brock Montford, 2021 NWCA AA
Robby Bates, 2022 AA

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Christian Guzman, FL State Champ, NHSCA AA
Joey Malito, 2x IHSA Placer
Cameron Phillips, IHSA Placer
Josh Robison, 2x New Mexico State Champ
Braulio Flores IHSA State Qualifier
Connor Smetana, IHSA State Qualifier
Zach Finch, IHSA Placer
Casey Aikman, California State Qualifier
Kenny Siwicki, IHSA State Qualifier
Jared Gumila, 2x IHSA State Placer
Gustav Tosterud IHSA State Qualifier
Philip Dozier IHSA State Qualifier
JP Sullivan IHSA State Qualifier
Andrew Demos UNK Graduate Transfer

Season Outlook:
The Cardinals return a young but experienced team with a solid incoming freshman class and are looking to build upon last seasons success in the CCIW and National landscape. A tough schedule will have them competing against several of the top schools in the country each month beginning right away in November. Returning NCAA Champ Robbie Precin looks to defend his title in March and many other Cardinals look to make their mark on the national level this season.